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John Florez: My kind of Fourth — life, Liberty Park and the pursuit of tamales

Watermelon and tamales and a long walk to the green lawns of Liberty Park was just the right holiday for me.

Michael and Jenet Erickson: 7 inconsistencies in the case for same-sex marriage

With the Supreme Court to decide whether the Constitution requires states to redefine marriage as a genderless institution that includes same-sex couples, here are seven inconsistencies in the... Read more »

June 25, 2015

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Dan Liljenquist: Overcoming adversity — do we let it define us, or refine us?

Adversity is as natural to the human condition as breathing. It’s how we choose to approach our own trials and sufferings that will ultimately determine if we will be defined by them or... Read more »

June 25, 2015

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George F. Will: Chief Justice John Roberts' ACA decision will cause long-lasting damage

The most durable damage from Thursday's decision is not the perpetuation of the ACA, which can be undone by legislative action. The paramount injury is the court's embrace of a duty to ratify... Read more »

June 25, 2015

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Jay Evensen: Jury duty makes people better citizens

Utah's governor surprised people by showing up for jury duty this week. Turns out his example, whether he knows it or not, holds the key to increasing voter turnout. Read more »

June 25, 2015

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My view: Potential state prison relocation is supported by myths

What is the purpose of moving the Utah State Prison from Draper? The stated objective has changed over time. Today I challenge four of the many myths perpetuated by the Prison Relocation Commission. Read more »

June 25, 2015

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John Hoffmire: Why a great retirement is harder than it sounds

As more and more American workers reflect on their ability to secure a financially comfortable retirement, the mismatch between when they think they will retire and when they actually do provokes... Read more »

June 24, 2015

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Richard Davis: Public doesn't seem to matter in prison relocation efforts

The Legislature should have involved the public before, not after, voting to relocate the state prison from its Draper site. All options should have been scrutinized in a transparent fashion,... Read more »

June 24, 2015

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My view: Recreation is one of Utah’s few renewable resources

Now is the time to collaborate, protect, plan for and grow the recreation economy like never before. Recreation is a renewable resource that yields more than financial benefits. Read more »

June 24, 2015

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Derek B. Miller: The value of diplomacy easily evident in modern Europe

Though the scars of a history filled with wars can be seen everywhere in Europe, 65 years of peace have led to healing and increased economic collaboration among countries. Read more »

June 23, 2015

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My view: Hatch, fellow senators should pass clean Internet tax ban

Rather than continue down this path of political gamesmanship, the Senate should do what is right for consumers and pass the Internet tax ban. Otherwise, we will all be paying the cost. Read more »

June 23, 2015

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George F. Will: Ancient Athens' legacy is not what continues today

The world, which owes much to ancient Athens' legacy, including the idea of democracy, is indebted to today's Athens for the reminder that reality does not respect a democracy's delusions. Read more »

June 22, 2015

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Drew Clark: Celebrating enduring and long-lasting values on Father's Day

Celebrating the virtue of fatherhood, both among those who currently are fathers, and among boys who will benefit from envisioning that future for themselves, is always necessary. It's not just... Read more »

June 21, 2015

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Justice Department should release records in Utah courthouse shooting

The Headliners Board gave its 2015 Black Hole Award to two agencies: the U.S. Marshals Service and the FBI. The award was bestowed for those agencies' refusal to disclose any reports or details... Read more »

June 21, 2015

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Brouhaha exploding around Becker's firing of Burbank

Last week saw the entry of more presidential candidates, the collapse of the trade agreement and a court appearance by a former attorney general. But Utah political tongues were wagging most about... Read more »

June 21, 2015

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Jason Stevenson: Utah’s coverage gap hurts families

Earlier this year the Utah Legislature committed to a July 31 deadline to find a workable solution to Utah’s coverage gap. As that deadline approaches, all Utahns need to hold our elected... Read more »

June 21, 2015

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Kathleen Parker: Unimaginable, inhumane act results in a time to grieve

Unspeakable, unimaginable, incomprehensible and unthinkable are the words we've heard and used to describe the horrific murders of nine African-Americans as they prayed in a Charleston, South... Read more »

June 21, 2015

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John Florez: Dad was my teacher, my support — my hero

As we celebrate Father’s Day, let us be thankful for fathers who taught us how to live life with dignity; how to love by doing loving things, rather than talking about it, and for teaching us... Read more »

June 21, 2015

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A. Scott Anderson: Governor’s trade mission opens doors in Europe

Gov. Gary Herbert’s recent trade mission to Western Europe was a tremendous success. The mission fulfilled its objectives, opening new trading doors for Utah companies and fostering future... Read more »

June 20, 2015

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My view: Gov. Herbert doesn't need Congress to have role in public education

Gov. Gary Hebert, who in less than a month becomes chairman of the National Governors Association (NGA), has asserted that “clearly the heart and soul of my efforts is going to be on... Read more »

June 19, 2015

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Greg Bell: Happiness comes from constantly improving ourselves

Change your actions, surely, but also your thoughts, beliefs, outlook and habits. Advertisers want what’s good for them, not for you. However, most of the other people who are working with us... Read more »

June 19, 2015

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Jay Evensen: 'Good Morning America' is tone deaf in covering Utah tragedy

The show did a disservice to two grieving girls who believe they survived a harrowing boating accident with divine help. Read more »

June 18, 2015

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Sen. Mike Lee: First Amendment Defense Act protects critical 'space of freedom'

Later this month, the Supreme Court will issue its decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, the case involving state marriage laws. The central question in this case is whether or not the Constitution... Read more »

June 18, 2015

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Dan Liljenquist: Modern Greek tragedy: economic self-destruction leading to death of democracy in Greece

Greece's economy is in free fall. What the prime minister and leftist party have failed to grasp is that democracy is not so powerful that it can alter reality. Read more »

June 18, 2015

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My view: There is too little discussion of how the state manages available education funds

Amid all the talk of state education funding, there is surprisingly little discussion of how we as a state manage the money that is allocated to education: Are we doing all we can with what... Read more »

June 18, 2015

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